Recent Submissions

  • What is the most effective treatment for scabies? 

    Campbell, Jonathon J.; Paulson, Christopher P.; Nashelsky, Joan; Guthmann, Rick (Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN), 2017-08)
    Q: What is the most effective treatment for scabies? Evidence-based answer: Topical permethrin is the most effective treatment for classic scabies (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, meta-analyses with consistent results). ...
  • What effects -- if any -- does marijuana use during pregnancy have on the fetus or child? 

    Zhang, Angela; Marshall, Robert; Kelsberg, Gary; Safranek, Sarah; Neher, Jon (Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN), 2017)
    What effects -- if any -- does marijuana use during pregnancy have on the fetus or child? Evidence-based answer: The effects are unclear. Marijuana use during pregnancy is associated with clinically unimportant lower birth ...
  • Do oral decongestants have a clinically significant effect on BP in patients with hypertension? 

    Hollander- Rodriguez, Joyce C.; Montjoy, Holly L.; Smedra, Brynn; Prouty, J. P.; Hamilton, Andrew; Guthmann, Richard (Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN), 2017)
    Do oral decongestants have a clinically significant effect on BP in patients with hypertension? Evidence-based answer: It is unclear. Pseudoephedrine causes an average increase of 1.2 mm Hg in systolic blood pressure (BP) ...
  • Do ACE inhibitors or ARBs help prevent kidney disease in patients with diabetes and normal BP? 

    Trietley, Gregory S.; Wilson, Stephen A.; Chaudhri, Parul; Payette, Nicole (2017-04)
    Q: Do ACE inhibitors or ARBs help prevent kidney disease in patients with diabetes and normal BP? Evidence-based answer: Yes for angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, no for angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). ...
  • Can mobile technology improve weight loss in overweight and obese patients? 

    Harris, Lisa M.; Mounsey, Anne; Nashelsky, Joan (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2017-02)
    Q: Can mobile technology improve weight loss in overweight and obese patients? Evidence-based answer: Yes, this technology can help in the short term. Mobile technology compared with minimal or no intervention increases ...
  • Do pedometers increase activity and improve health outcomes? 

    Schock, Devin; Neher, Jon O.; Safranek, Sarah (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2017-01)
    Q: Do pedometers increase activity and improve health outcomes? Evidence-based answer: yes. In overweight and obese patients, exercise interventions using a pedometer increase steps by about a mile per day over the same ...